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Prison escapee Michael Elliot is back in Michigan


LAPORTE COUNTY, INDIANA (WKZO)-- Michigan prison escapee Michael Elliot shouted he was innocent as he entered the elevator at the LaPorte County Courthouse and  whisked back to Michigan Thursday afternoon.

The convicted killer was clean shaven after appearing at his last hearing with a full beard. He had just given up his fight to avoid extradition back to Michigan because he had run out of legal options.

Corrections officials say he will be moved to a maximum security prison in a remote area in the Upper Peninsula. 

He escaped from Medium security at the Ionia County Corrections facility on Super Bowl Sunday, and was recaptured about 24-hours later in northern Indiana.

LaPorte County officials dropped a car theft charge, anxious to get the killer out of their facility.

Elliot faces prison escape and car jacking charges in Michigan but he is already serving life for a quadruple murder nearly two decades ago, so they can’t make his stay in prison any longer.

They can put him in a facility where it’s unlikely he will ever be able to escape again.